Ryan D. Lester
Austin, TX, 78703
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester New York
Bachelors of Science, Physician Assistant & Concentration in Psychology/Human Growth and Development
Cumulative GPA: 3.60/4.00 - Graduated August 2009
Advanced Peptide Certfication
Certificate of Added Qualification, Orthopaedic Surgery
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Precision Performance Medicine - Apeiron Center for Human Potential
Collaborating Physician: Robert Harding DO, Daniel Stickler, MD
Involved working in a small medical center, focusing primarily on personalized preventative medicine by leveraging the latest in cutting edge genetic/epigenetic science, hormone optimization, blood analysis, biometric monitoring, nervous system assessments, and lifestyle design to create a synergistic approach to optimize health and well being.
Orthopedic Surgery – Orthopaedic Specialists’ of Austin
Collaborating Physician: David Dodgin, MD
Involved working in a busy multi-specialty orthopedic practice, focusing primarily on hip and knee surgery; included evaluating patients in both the outpatient and inpatient clinical setting; first assisted on hip (direct anterior approach) and knee joint reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, and hip fracture management. aspiration and injections of major/minor joints; interpretation of orthopedic radiographs, CT’s, and MRI’s, involved in enrolling and evaluating patients involved in several different research studies as part of Texas Institute for Hip and Knee Surgery. Extensive work with various electronic medical record programs such as EPIC and Medinformatix as well as Chiron's telemedicine platform.
Orthopedic Surgery – Rochester General Hospital
Collaborating Physician: Michael Leit, MD
Involved covering orthopedic inpatient service for large (15-18) orthopedic surgeon group in both pre-operative and post-operative setting; included orthopedic first assistant role in surgery ( large hip, knee, shoulder replacement center, extensive fracture management/spine exposure); included orthopedic consultation to both emergency department (pediatric and adult) and all other general inpatient floors; experience in reduction of minor/major dislocations, performed wide variety of casting and splinting techniques, aspiration and injections of major/minor joints; interpretation of orthopedic radiographs, CT’s, and MRI’s
Emergency Medicine – Strong Memorial Hospital
Collaborating Physician: Eric Davis, MD
Involved working in fast pace Level 1 Trauma Center with critical care experience, involving but not limited to, resuscitation in multi-level trauma patients, septic shock, acute myocardial infarction, cerebral vascular accidents, emergent airway management, central line placement, non-acute (urgent care), and observation unit (inpatient - high risk ACS) experience; performed basic and complicated suturing/stapling procedures, performed reduction of minor/major dislocations, performed wide variety of casting and splinting techniques, interpretation of ECGs, radiographs, CT’s, and MRI’s.
Involved designing and implementing content for clinical care plans related to various chronic diseases states for athenaWell mobile application platform.
Participated in round table discussion regarding the clinical challenges of joint replacement in the high-risk Orthopedic patient population.
Participated as a speaker on a discussion panel at Physician Assistant Orthopedic Surgery Conference relating to the current practice and complexity of incision management in high risk total joint replacement patients.
Orthopedics – Southern Tier Sports Medicine and Urgent Care
Supervisor: Charles Livingston M.S.S., A..T., RPA-C
Involved working in inpatient and outpatient setting; assisted in pre and post-operative patient care; first assisted in joint replacement and reconstructive surgeries; evaluated patients in the emergency department and acute outpatient setting; regularly saw patients in office setting; reviewed radiographic images and successfully demonstrated casting, joint injections, and suturing.
Inpatient Psychiatry – Wyoming County Community Hospital – Warsaw, NY
Supervisor: Raja Rowe, MD; Tanni O’Donnell RPA-C
Involved working in inpatient mental health unit and outpatient mental health office; included performing and dictating history and physical examinations on newly admitted psychiatric patients; interviewed several psychiatric patients daily and participated in treatment plans; consulted psychiatric patients in ICU, nursing home, and inpatient setting.
Family Medicine – Rochester, NY
Supervisor: Teri Ragin, RPA-C
Involved seeing pediatric and adult patients in outpatient family medicine setting; included performing history and physical examinations on several patients each day; responsible for documenting full history and physical examination note with appropriate billing codes; performed physical examinations on international refugees and other culturally diverse patients through the use of interpreters.
Cardiology – Strong Memorial Hospital – Rochester, NY
Supervisor: William Pomerantz, MD; Courtney Shores RPA-C
Included working with cardiology consultation team; Assisted in electrophysiology lab observing minor and major ablation procedures as well as pacemaker/ICD placement surgeries; assisted in outpatient clinic of electrophysiology patients; involved in care of patients in cardiovascular care unit as well as pre and post-operative care of patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit; assisted in major cardiovascular surgical cases such as CABG and valve replacement.
Obstetrics and Gynecology – Wellsville, NY
Supervisor: Clifton Miller, MD
Involved the care of obstetrical patients including prenatal visits; participated in Cesarean sections and routine childbirth settings; performed gynecological examinations during annual visits; assisted in surgery for both minor and major gynecological procedures; consulted on patients on inpatient service.
General Surgery – Rochester General Hospital – Rochester, NY
Supervisor: Ryan Hand, RPA-C
Rounded on 3-4 patients assigned daily; first assisted in general surgery; involved in the pre and post-operative care of patients; performed clinical task skills successfully such as incision site closure with sutures and staples, administration of local anesthesia, intubation under general anesthesia, and administration of JP tubes. While in the SICU, participated in daily rounds as well as responding to code blue arrest with the administration of CPR chest compressions.
Inpatient Medicine – General Medicine Unit at Rochester General Hospital – Rochester, NY
Supervisor: Amy Ziberna, RPA-C
Rounded on assigned patients daily documenting SOAP notes; performed history and physical examinations on admitted patients from the Emergency Department; participated in treatment plans as well as laboratory and diagnostic analysis.
Inpatient Geriatrics – Veteran Affairs Hospital – Canandaigua, NY
Supervisor: Jennie Vegard, RPA-C
Included all aspects of long term care such as complete history and physical examinations, hospice and end of life decisions, acute and chronic illnesses, assisted in admissions, treatment plans, and medication management. While in the hospital laboratory, performed several venipunctures on patients for routine blood analysis. Participated in dermatologic care performing routine procedures such as the excision of skin lesions for biopsy.
Emergency Medicine – Strong Memorial Hospital – Rochester, NY
Supervisor: Elizabeth Edwardson, MD
Included performing complete history and physical examinations on new arriving patients; performed clinical task skills successfully such as wound care and closure with sutures and staples, administration of local anesthesia, and reduction of major fractures. Worked in all aspects of the emergency department such as pediatric emergency, acute and non-acute care, and emergency trauma.
Outpatient Pediatrics – Wellsville, NY
Supervisor: Zahi Kassas, MD
Involved in the care of patients including health maintenance visits on children ranging in age from newborn to twenty; assisted in newborn exams; consulted on patients in the inpatient service. Interpreted x-rays, performed throat cultures, nasopharyngeal swabs and injections.
Advanced Peptide Certfication, Apeiron Academy 07/09/2019
Certificate of Advanced Qualification, Orthopaedic Surgery (2017)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (2017)
Basic Life Support (2010-present)
HIPAA Certification, New York State, Department of Education (2008-2012)
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
International Peptide Society (2019-present)
American Academy of Physician Assistants (2005-present)
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (2013-2019)
Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery (2013-2019)
Rochester Regional Physician Assistant Association (2010-2013)
Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Student Association (2005-2009)
RIT Computing Medal Scholarship (2005-2009)
Dean’s List Recipient (2005-2009)
National Honor Society (2003-2005)
Apeiron Center for Human Potential (2018-present)
Orthopaedic Specialists’ of Austin – Physician Assistant (2012-2019)
Rochester General Hospital – Physician Assistant (2011-2012)
Strong Memorial Hospital – Physician Assistant (2009-2011)
Rotating Machinery Technology – Landscaper (2006-2007)
Wellsville Village Highway Department – Road Worker/Landscaper (2005-2006)
Wellsville Country Club – Server (2004-2005)
Central Texas Food Bank – Austin, TX 07/23/2019
YMCA Track and Field Coach – Austin, TX 2018
Hurricane Harvey Relief Cleanup, Operation Blessing, Port Arthor, TX 12/02/2017
Restore Haiti (medical mission) – Jacmel, Haiti (2015)
Arc of Monroe County – Rochester, NY (2006-2007)
Ronald McDonald House Christmas Donation (2006-2007)
Recreational Smallcourt Basketball Coach – Wellsville, NY (2004-2005)
Lion’s Club Educational Organization – Wellsville, NY (2001-2005)
Available upon request